Chicken Run

Trivia: As Rocky flies his tricycle over the fence to aid Ginger with the launch ramp, he flashes the European "flipping the bird sign" - index and middle fingers extended - to Mrs. Tweedy.

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Trivia: Chickens don't have teeth, even though every chicken in this film is shown to have a full set. This is because of the traditional Aardman animation to have every single character to have a cheesy grin.

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Trivia: During the credits the two rats' argument about "the chicken or the egg" continues. There's also a short clip of Rocky telling them to shut up.

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Trivia: There was a major push to get the film nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. The failure to get the nomination, and the popularity of the film among Academy members led to the inclusion of Best Animated Feature for the next Academy Awards (2002), which was won by fellow Dreamworks film Shrek.

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Trivia: During the film Mrs Tweedy removes a chicken named "Edwina" for not laying enough eggs. This is a reference to the Conservative former Health Minister, Edwina Currie, whose political career foundered over an egg-related farming crisis in the UK.

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Trivia: The original script featured an additional character: Ginger's little brother Nobby. Dreamworks suggested that Nobby was left out, in order to make the film "less cute".

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Trivia: According to the pattern of the scarf she is wearing, the Scottish chicken Mac belongs to clan MacLeod of Lewis.

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Chicken Run mistake picture

Continuity mistake: Mrs. Tweedy stretches her gloves out and releases them. The chickens gulp and Mrs. Tweedy walks away. Between these two shots of Mrs. Tweedy, the clouds behind her obviously change.

More mistakes in Chicken Run

Babs: Hello, Ginger. Back from holiday?
Ginger: I wasn't on holiday, I was in solitary confinement.
Babs: It's nice to get a little time to yourself, isn't it?

More quotes from Chicken Run

Question: I heard that the penguin from Wallace and Gromit appears in the opening scene. Is this true? Could anyone point it out to me?

Answer: Yes, he is in the opening scene.

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